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In biology, a Functome is the whole set of functional entities in a cell, tissue, organ, organism, and specie. Functomics is the scientific discipline of studying the functional entities in biological cells.

Functomics encompasses enzyme, cells, and higher level of biological entities and functions. The functome is usually used in the context of enzyme functions. However, the discipline is broadening to encompass other aspects of biological functions.

Functome is the next step of metabolome and regulome. It represents biological functions rather than chemical of cells. So, a whole metabolic pathway can be an example of a functomic entity. Mapping functome leads to gene ontology and the understanding of biological entities.


  • Funcomics | Human Functome| FBA: flux balance analysis | Metabolic Engineering

Technology for Proteome

  • DNA chip | Microarray | Mass spectrometry | 2D gel | Protein Engineering

GO | PIR | Swissprot | Pfam

Functome Links

Journal sites

Related Ome and Omics pages

See also

Bioinformatics, Genomics, Proteomics, Interactomics,

External links
Omics |  Bioinformatics Journal